The Health and Safety Executive is carrying out spot checks and inspections on all types of businesses in all areas to ensure they are COVID-secure.
They are working closely with local authorities, assisting them in the sectors they regulate such as hospitality and retail.
Inspectors will make COVID-secure checks as part of their normal role in visiting workplaces during the pandemic. To ensure they reach as many workplaces as possible nationally and support the core work of our inspectors, they are working with trained and approved partners to deliver the spot check calls and visits.
Officers that visit premises will be carrying identification from their business and a letter of authorisation from HSE. If you wish to verify an officer that calls or visits your organisation, please call 0300 790 6896.
If you receive a call or visit from them, you should participate in the spot check as failure to do so could lead to enforcement action.
As they are participating in the phone calls and visits, there are sensible and proportionate steps you should take to help keep your workplace COVID-secure, including:
- carrying out a COVID-19 risk assessment
- maintaining social distancing
- keeping your workplace clean, with hand-washing and hygiene procedures
If you need any help or support with regards to covid 19 them please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org